The AASSP Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals. The program annually honors secondary school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession.
To submit an application go to the NASSP Principal of the Year (Alaska) page. Register and then complete the seven page application process.
The state deadline for applications is April 1, 2014.
This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line principals. Current members, family members, or the staff of the NASSP Board of Directors or State Executive Directors are ineligible.
NASSP must be notified immediately of any change in principalship status. Failure to notify NASSP could jeopardize a candidate’s eligibility for the national award.
- Any principal, headmaster, or leader of a virtual, public, or private middle level or high school from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, or the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools is eligible to be a national principal of the year candidate. Middle level and high schools are defined as those containing some portion of grades 6 through 12.
- Applicants must have served as a principal at one or more middle level or high schools for three or more consecutive school years.
- Candidates must complete the online 2015 NASSP National Principal of the Year application.
- Each candidate must be a principal, headmaster, or leader at a middle level or high school and a member of NASSP and his or her state affiliate association at the time of selection or tenure as state principal of the year. For national finalists, these conditions must also be met at the time of national principal of the year interviews, when the national winners are announced, and during tenure.
- Previous national winner(s) are in-eligible to reapply for the award.